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Windows 10 Search Bar: How to Use It and Why You Should

If you’re like most people, you probably don’t think about your computer’s search bar all that often. But the truth is, it’s a powerful tool that can help you save time and energy when working on your computer. In this blog post, we will discuss how to use the Windows 10 search bar and why you should start using it today!

To use the Windows search bar, simply open up the start menu and begin typing in what you’re looking for. For example, if you want to find your computer’s control panel, simply type “control panel” into the search bar and hit enter. The best result will come up immediately, so you can save yourself the trouble of scrolling through menus and options.

The search bar is not only helpful for finding specific settings and files, but you can also use it to launch applications and open folders. Simply type in the name of the application or folder you want to open and hit enter. This can be a great time-saver if you find yourself constantly opening the same programs or folders throughout the day.

And don’t forget, keeping your hands on the keyboard as often as possible is more productive. To open the search bar, you can simply tap the Windows key on your keyboard and start typing. Try it now; simply tap the Windows key on your keyboard with your thumb and your Start menu will launch.

What’s not totally obvious is that your cursor, whether you can see it or not, is focused on the search bar so you can start typing immediately after your Start menu launches to start searching. No need to click into the Search box first.

There’s also a load of shortcuts you can use to narrow down what you’re looking for.


Lastly, it’s also possible to search your Windows 10 PC with your voice. To do so, click the Search box and then click the microphone icon to launch voice search. Alternatively, you can say “Hey Cortana” if you’ve set up Windows Hello.

We hope this blog post has helped you understand how to use the Windows search bar and why it’s so important.

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